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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors manages and directs the affairs and activities of the State Bar of Wisconsin. The board includes: the association's five officers, the immediate past president (all of whom are ex officio members-at-large of the board), 35 members elected from the State Bar districts, one member selected by the Young Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Government Lawyers Division, one member selected by the Senior Lawyers Division, five members selected by the Nonresident Lawyers Division, and three nonlawyers appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Twelve of the members are elected from District 2 (Milwaukee County), seven members from District 9 (Dane County), three members from District 6 (Waukesha County), and one from all other districts. The term of office is two years, commencing on July 1 following the spring election.

Officers

President

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  • Atty. Ralph M. Cagle
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • 975 Bascom Mall
  • Madison, WI 53706-1399
  • Phone: (608) 262-7881
  • Fax: (608) 263-6365
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016

Secretary

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  • Atty. Sherry Coley
  • Davis & Kuelthau SC
  • 318 S Washington St Ste 300
  • Green Bay, WI 54301-4242
  • Phone: (920) 431-2239
  • Fax: (920) 435-9391
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

President-Elect

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  • Atty. Francis W. Deisinger
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC
  • 1000 N Water St Ste 1700
  • PO Box 2965
  • Milwaukee, WI 53201-2965
  • Phone: (414) 298-8178
  • Fax: (414) 298-8097
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016

Past President

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  • Atty. Robert Richard Gagan
  • Calewarts, Duffy, Gagan & Erdman
  • 716 Pine St
  • PO Box 488
  • Green Bay, WI 54305-0488
  • Phone: (920) 432-4391
  • Fax: (920) 432-4158
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016

Chairperson of the Board

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  • Atty. Jill M. Kastner
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin Inc
  • 230 W Wells St # 800
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1828
  • Phone: (414) 274-3438
  • Fax: (414) 278-5853
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016

Treasurer

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  • Atty. Paul G. Swanson
  • Steinhilber, Swanson, Mares, Marone & McDermott
  • 107 Church Ave
  • PO Box 617
  • Oshkosh, WI 54903-0617
  • Phone: (920) 426-0456
  • Fax: (920) 426-5530
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 1 - Jefferson, Kenosha, Walworth

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  • Atty. Steven Conrad Harvey
  • Wassel, Harvey & Schuk LLP
  • 1034 D Ann St
  • PO Box 524
  • Delavan, WI 53115-0524
  • Phone: (262) 728-0700
  • Fax: (262) 728-0300
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 2 - Milwaukee

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  • Atty. John A. Birdsall
  • Birdsall Law Offices SC
  • 135 W Wells St Ste 214
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1807
  • Phone: (414) 831-5465
  • Fax: (414) 831-5468
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Daniel J. Blinka
  • Godfrey & Kahn SC
  • 780 N Water St
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-3512
  • Phone: (414) 287-9489
  • Fax: (414) 273-5198
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Andrew J. Chevrez
  • PO Box 270720
  • Milwaukee, WI 53227-7215
  • Phone: (414) 604-1604
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Milton Lee Childs
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 10930 W Potter Rd Ste D
  • Wauwatosa, WI 53226-3450
  • Phone: (414) 266-1182
  • Fax: (414) 266-1217
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Michael J. Cohen
  • Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols SC
  • 111 E Kilbourn Ave Fl 19
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-6633
  • Phone: (414) 273-1300
  • Fax: (414) 273-5840
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Hannah C. Dugan
  • Law Offices of Hannah C Dugan LLC
  • 135 W Wells St Ste 340
  • Milwaukee, WI 53203-1807
  • Phone: (414) 277-1234
  • Fax: (414) 455-8417
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Martin P. Gagne
  • Gagne McChrystal De Lorenzo & Burghardt LLC
  • 735 N Water St Ste 731
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4104
  • Phone: (414) 273-5551
  • Fax: (414) 273-5554
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Gregg M. Herman
  • Loeb & Herman SC
  • 111 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1900
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4821
  • Phone: (414) 272-5632
  • Fax: (414) 272-7918
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Randall L. Nash
  • O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing SC
  • 111 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1400
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-4807
  • Phone: (414) 276-5000
  • Fax: (414) 276-6581
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Amy Elizabeth Wochos
  • Milwaukee County Courthouse
  • 901 N 9th St Rm 104
  • Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425
  • Phone: (414) 278-4516
  • Fax: (414) 223-1814
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Nicholas C. Zales
  • Zales Law Office
  • 9012 W Holt Ave
  • Milwaukee, WI 53227-4426
  • Phone: (414) 224-8411
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 3 - Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Winnebago

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  • Atty. Peggy A. Lautenschlager
  • Lautenschlager Law Office
  • 252 Sheboygan St
  • Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4367
  • Phone: (920) 602-6194
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 4 - Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan

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  • Atty. Jeffrey R. Wisnicky
  • Kewaunee County Corporation Counsel
  • 613 Dodge St
  • Kewaunee, WI 54216-1322
  • Phone: (920) 388-7173
  • Fax: (920) 388-7150
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

District 5 - Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon

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  • Atty. Bruce J. Brovold
  • Kostner, Koslo & Brovold LLC
  • 108 W Main St
  • Arcadia, WI 54612-1326
  • Phone: (608) 323-3351
  • Fax: (608) 323-7931
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017

District 6 - Waukesha

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  • Atty. Daniel P. Fay
  • Oakton Avenue Law Offices SC
  • 200 Oakton Ave
  • Pewaukee, WI 53072-3430
  • Phone: (262) 691-2726
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Kimberly K. Haines
  • Waukesha County Corporation Counsel
  • 515 W Moreland Blvd
  • Room AC-330
  • Waukesha, WI 53188-2428
  • Phone: (262) 548-7432
  • Fax: (262) 548-7490
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Sarah A. Ponath
  • Law Offices of Sarah A Ponath LLC
  • 4779 N 126th St Ste 1
  • Butler, WI 53007-1728
  • Phone: (262) 439-9326
  • Fax: (262) 565-0394
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

District 7 - Adams, Columbia, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood

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  • Atty. John R. Orton
  • Curran, Hollenbeck & Orton SC
  • 111 Oak St
  • PO Box 140
  • Mauston, WI 53948-0140
  • Phone: (608) 847-7363
  • Fax: (608) 847-4155
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017

District 8 - Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Saint Croix

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  • Atty. Deanne M. Koll
  • Bakke Norman SC
  • 2919 Schneider Ave SE
  • PO Box 280
  • Menomonie, WI 54751-0280
  • Phone: (715) 235-9016 x 5266
  • Fax: (815) 927-0411
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

District 9 - Dane

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  • Atty. Truscenialyn Brooks
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • One E Main St Ste 201
  • Madison, WI 53703-5118
  • Phone: (608) 663-7463
  • Fax: (608) 283-4463
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Douglas Scott Buck
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Verex Plaza 150 E Gilman St
  • PO Box 1497
  • Madison, WI 53701-1497
  • Phone: (608) 258-4282
  • Fax: (608) 258-4258
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Catherine Jean Dorl
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 315 N Henry St 2nd Fl
  • PO Box 7862
  • Madison, WI 53707-7862
  • Phone: (608) 266-9150
  • Fax: (608) 267-1777
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Jeff Goldman
  • DeWitt Ross & Stevens SC
  • 2 E Mifflin St Ste 600
  • Madison, WI 53703-2865
  • Phone: (608) 255-8891
  • Fax: (608) 252-9243
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017
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  • Atty. Anthony J. Gray
  • Institute for Global Ethics
  • 10 E Doty St Ste 825
  • Madison, WI 53703-5105
  • Phone: (207) 236-6658
  • Fax: (207) 236-6614
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Christopher Earl Rogers
  • Habush Habush & Rottier SC
  • 150 E Gilman St Ste 2000
  • Madison, WI 53703-1481
  • Phone: (608) 255-6663
  • Fax: (608) 255-0745
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016
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  • Atty. Laura Skilton Verhoff
  • Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
  • 222 W Washington Ave Ste 900
  • PO Box 1784
  • Madison, WI 53701-1784
  • Phone: (608) 259-2649
  • Fax: (608) 259-2600
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

District 10 - Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano

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  • Atty. Thomas P. Schwaba
  • Schwaba Law Firm LLC
  • 962 First St
  • PO Box 512
  • Menominee, MI 49858-0512
  • Phone: (906) 424-4661
  • Fax: (906) 424-4663
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

District 11 - Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln,Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn

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  • Atty. Howard J. Bichler
  • W15348 Red River Rd
  • Birnamwood, WI 54414-8452
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 12 - Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock

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  • Atty. Kelly J. Mattingly
  • State Public Defenders Office
  • 101 E Milwaukee St Ste 503
  • Janesville, WI 53545-3004
  • Phone: (608) 758-6185
  • Fax: (608) 758-6182
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016

District 13 - Dodge, Ozaukee, Washington

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  • Atty. Robert G. Barrington
  • Dodge County District Attorneys Office
  • 210 W Center St
  • Juneau, WI 53039-1086
  • Phone: (920) 386-3610
  • Fax: (920) 386-3623
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2017

District 14 - Brown

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  • Atty. Byron B. Conway
  • Habush Habush & Rottier SC
  • 408 S Monroe Ave
  • PO Box 22545
  • Green Bay, WI 54305-2545
  • Phone: (920) 437-0900
  • Fax: (920) 437-0910
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2016

District 15 - Racine

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  • Atty. Kelly Mould
  • Johnson Bank
  • 555 Main St Ste 260
  • Racine, WI 53403-4613
  • Phone: (262) 619-2913
  • Fax: (262) 619-8573
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

District 16 - Florence, Forest, Langlade, Marathon, Oneida, Vilas

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  • Atty. John E. Danner
  • Harrold, Scrobell & Danner SC
  • The Heritage House 315 Oneida St
  • PO Box 1148
  • Minocqua, WI 54548-1148
  • Phone: (715) 356-9591
  • Fax: (715) 356-1504
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

Divisions

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. James J. Casey Jr.
  • American University - Office of Sponsored Programs
  • 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW Ste 300F
  • Washington, DC 20016-2143
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2017

GLD Representative

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  • Atty. Miriam Rachel Horwitz
  • Milwaukee City Attorneys Office
  • 200 E Wells St Rm 800
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-3515
  • Phone: (414) 286-2601
  • Fax: (414) 286-8550
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Debra E. Kuper
  • 30 Westfield Dr
  • East Greenwich, RI 02818-1228
  • Phone: (401) 209-8708
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2013-6/30/2016

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Viet-Hanh Song-Thi Nguyen Winchell
  • Lawson, Marshall, McDonald & Galowitz PA
  • 10390 39th St N
  • Lake Elmo, MN 55042-4500
  • Phone: (651) 777-6960
  • Fax: (651) 777-8937
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2018

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Nilesh P. Patel
  • Day Care Council of New York Inc
  • 2082 Lexington Ave Ste 204
  • New York, NY 10035-1775
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2017

NRLD Representative

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  • Atty. Daniel F. Rinzel
  • Redmon, Peyton & Braswell LLP
  • PO Box 12
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121-0012
  • Phone: (703) 360-5136
  • Fax: (703) 684-5109
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016

YLD Representative

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  • Atty. Charles Stertz
  • Outagamie County District Attorneys Office
  • 320 S Walnut St
  • Appleton, WI 54911-5918
  • Phone: (920) 832-5024
  • Fax: (920) 832-5031
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016

SLD Representative

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  • Atty. John F. Wilcox
  • John F Wilcox Law Office
  • 2215 E Clairemont Ave
  • Eau Claire, WI 54701-4635
  • Phone: (715) 832-6645
  • Fax: (715) 832-8438
  • Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016

Supreme Court Appointees

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  • Ms. Susan K. Miller
  • N2410 Long Cove Dr
  • Waupaca, WI 54981-9528
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 7/1/2012-6/30/2016
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  • Ms. Christine Procknow
  • Columbia Correctional Institution
  • PO Box 950
  • Portage, WI 53901-0950
  • Phone: 608-742-9100 x9309
  • Fax: 608-742-9126
  • Term: 7/1/2014-6/30/2016
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  • Mr. Leland Wigg-Ninham
  • 1020 Country Club Rd
  • Green Bay, WI 54313-4919
  • Phone:
  • Fax:
  • Term: 1/10/2012-6/30/2016